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What's a Customer Solution Architect?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by jo74, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. jo74

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    Saw it in a job description but what exactly does it mean?
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Whatever the employer says it means.
     
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  3. Sparky
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    Yup....

    Was there more detail in the job spec?
     
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    a bullsh1tter
     
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    What cert do you need for that?

    totalBS+ ? :biggrin
     
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    B+ :p
     
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    Aye, but totalBS+ is better.

    I should totally go for that "Customer Solution Architect" job.... :biggrin
     
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    That's the total cert suite mate! Which is made up of Bullsh*t+, Cr*p+, Tw*t+ and W*nker+

    totalBS+ is like the MCSE of subject. One needs the above first...I do have most of them though :twisted:
     
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    Hee hee!

    Wait a minute, I think this thread has gone off topic. :eek: :offtopic
     
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  10. Arroryn
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    Srsly, it either sounds like a really hyped up name for helpdesk work (similair to the way a "Waste and Hygienic Disposal Coordinator" is a binman), or it's someone who works with service management tools to coordinate a helpdesk.

    Either way, helpdesk :biggrin
     
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    Hmm. Just looked at a few specs online. BM is right - it IS whatever the employer wants it to be. There's not much in common between job spec except for the word "architect" :biggrin
     
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    Generally speaking it's a Jack of all Trades, Master of None.

    It's someone who has a decent understanding of all technologies (whether MS, IBM, Novell etc). Another way of describing the role should either be as a Technical Architect or Technical Design Authority (TDA). You need to understand where everything fits in and what the capabilities of those technologies are.

    What would be required of you is to sit down with the client, listen to what they want and design their solution for them, YOU specifically don't have to understand 100% every switch and nuance of that application\server but you DO have to know that it can do it.

    Usually this is a role for the very experienced, not someone just coming from 1st\2nd line roles. This is the kind of person who reads white papers, goes to technology shows (ie Tech Ed etc), is an early adopter of new technologies and just DOES technology. They have to have been around the block so to speak.
     
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    Everyone comes around to saying that eventually. 8)

    :twisted:
     
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